Technical background to PDF font options

The PDF specification provides many options for the display of textual content and the related extraction of the text content. In this article I will try to highlight the key areas and terms that you will encounter when working under the hood with fonts in PDF files. Key terms that you should take note of…

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Illustrator CS6 Sneak Peek!

If you thought that only Photoshop gets all the love from Adobe, think again. Today Adobe released a sneak peek of what’s coming to Illustrator CS6.The video features Brenda Sutherland, Illustrator Product Manager Extraordinaire, showing a new Pattern Creation feature. Anyone who has ever tried to design seamless pattern swatches with Illustrator knows that it…

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Adobe Illustrator Tutorials – 20 Cartoon Characters

When i was a kid, I watched lots of cartoon movies as part of my daily routine. I enjoyed a lot when watching until such time that the curious side of my personality arose. I asked myself how they made cartoon movies. Then i came up in the idea that tells something like this; artists…

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Illustrator Memories

So today is March 19, 2012 — the day that Adobe officially celebrates Illustrator’s 25th Anniversary. I wanted to commemorate this special day and was thinking about those wonderful years when I worked with the wonderfully talented people at Adobe on the Illustrator team.As you might expect, working on the Illustrator team was an incredibly…

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Top Non-Destructive Photoshop Techniques

The creative process is not a linear one. As artists and designers, we often set off in one direction only to decide that the proper solution lies somewhere else completely. Unfortunately, many of the creative software packages we use (Photoshop in particular) can be pretty unforgiving when in comes to making changes late in the game. Sure,…

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5 Essential Websites to Learn for Illustrator Beginners

Not everybody has the creativity, vision and skills to be a successful graphic designer professionally but there are a number of ways for complete beginners to start learning. From using tutorials to learn new tricks and practice to knowing where to source pre-created vectors, there are plenty of websites that can help prospective graphic designers learn how…

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